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Head of Research Services, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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  • Wilson, Bruce
    The Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University are seeking applications from client-focused, future-oriented library leaders engaged by the opportunity to
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14, 2009
      The Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University are seeking
      applications from client-focused, future-oriented library leaders
      engaged by the opportunity to develop innovative reference and research
      services to extend the reach of a highly successful liaison program in a
      resource rich environment. The Head of Research Services leads a team of
      12 professional librarians who serve as liaisons to the academic
      departments, build appropriate collections, and provide reference and
      instructional services for their assigned client groups.


      Job Responsibilities

      * Lead the development and delivery of a range of traditional
      and innovative reference and research services that facilitate the work
      of students and faculty associated with academic programs based on the
      Homewood Campus.

      * Manage the department, including overseeing departmental
      planning, allocating resources, developing policies and procedures,
      hiring, training, mentoring, supervising, and evaluating staff.

      * Collaborate with the Head of Collection Management to provide
      leadership in the direction, balance, and emphasis of the Sheridan
      Libraries general collections program.

      * Collaborate with library-wide teams and other university
      groups to coordinate services, initiate projects and implement programs
      to assure the seamless provision of services to support the academic

      The Head of Research Services participates in a leadership team of seven
      program managers reporting to the Associate Director for Library
      Services and Collections and also serves on the Sheridan Libraries
      Management Team.



      MLS from an ALA-accredited library school with at least five years of
      progressively responsible experience in an academic or research library;
      extensive knowledge of library information systems and services,
      including current theory, practice and issues related to research and
      reference services; demonstrated commitment to customer service;
      successful supervisory experience, including demonstrated ability to
      mentor staff, resolve conflict and manage change; evidence of strong
      interpersonal, communication, organizational and analytical skills;
      demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of
      groups and individuals.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      Graduate degree in a subject discipline; experience developing
      innovative, customer-focused reference and research services.


      $56,000 - $72,000

      Special Instructions:

      Salary and Benefits:

      The Libraries offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits
      including 22 vacation days, 12 days sick leave, TIAA-CREF, tuition
      support for credit and non-credit professional development courses, a
      tuition grant assistance plan for dependent children, several medical
      plans offering comprehensive coverage for a wide range of services
      ranging from preventive care to hospitalization and including
      prescription drug coverage, several dental plans, leave time under the
      Family and Medical Leave Act, etc. The same benefits and privileges are
      extended to same-sex domestic partners. For further information, visit
      Hopkins librarians have Senior Staff status (non-tenured).

      Application Process and Schedule:
      To apply for this position online submission is required through the
      Johns Hopkins UniversityEmployment Website <http://jobs.jhu.edu/>
      Please fill out and submit:

      * The JHU application form

      * A letter detailing how your education, background and
      experience relate to the required and preferred qualifications

      * A current resume

      * Three professional references (supervisors) and their contact

      Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
      the position is filled. The Search Committee may invite candidates to
      participate in a pre-interview telephone screening.

      Note: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a
      pre-employment background check.


      Contact Information


      Johns Hopkins University HR



      Bruce A. Wilson, M.Ed., M.S.L.S., C.A.S.

      Reference Librarian, W.Va. State Law Library

      304-558-2607 (direct dial: 304-340-3980)

      FAX: 304-558-3673

      The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms
      of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure
      in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

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